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XP: Backup software (remote capable) recommendations?
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zro
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Mar 3, 2008, 05:19 PM
 
Preferably with scheduling. I have an external FireWire drive I'd like to set-up as a backup destination for a couple of other machines on the LAN, one running Windows XP.

I've looked at c|net and even VersionTracker, but I must admit I'm fairly lost looking for Windows shareware (or freeware ).
     
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Mar 3, 2008, 05:52 PM
 
The built-in backup solution in XP should work fine, even to an external FireWire drive, and it has a pretty good scheduling ability. What do you mean by "remote capable"? As in "external drive?" It should work fine-it does to network drives for certain.

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Mar 4, 2008, 10:50 AM
 
*swoooosh!*

That's the sound of your post going over my Machead head.

By remote I mean not local, a share on the network. Slow as hell that way, though. I may end up just getting a USB2 card for this machine.

I did try out something called SyncBack which does what I need and is overall pretty slick.Back!
     
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Mar 4, 2008, 09:25 PM
 
The built in backup program in XP will indeed work with a network drive. I have done it myself. You can also schedule when you want it to back up, what you want to back up, and in some ways how you want it to back up.

Is that a little lower in altitude for you?

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Mar 5, 2008, 01:06 AM
 
Microsoft has an article with some screenshots showing the backup utility, and has some recommended alternatives at the end as well. Worth a look.

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/u..._03july14.mspx
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